Other Zones of Contention

The recent Nails Magazine article, “Dust Up Over Nail Salon Air Quality”, mentions proposed bill, A.526 (see link below).

This bill does not include proper ventilation engineering controls to prevent inhalation exposure to nail product vapors, and also does not specifically address nail dust inhalation exposure, which may be cause for even greater concern. Use of safer products should be a component of a broader approach to preventing nail technician overexposure to nail products. Relying only on chemical product banning simply delays introducing proper breathing zone protection with highly effective source capture ventilation technology.

Making matters worse instead of better, chemical banning proposals are also a tool & smokescreen for fear based advocacy groups interested in raising money, but not in practical solutions such as proper employee training & proper ventilation.

Use of a nail professional source capture system, combined with proper use and maintenance, is the key component in protecting the nail tech and client’s breathing zone from inhalation exposure to both nail product vapors and dust.

Other Zones of Contention

 

…….Kim penned an editorial published Sept. 1, 2016 in the Queens Tribune that stated, “Being decisive and taking action is important, but we need an inclusive, collaborative approach to truly help these workers.” In the editorial, Kim’s proposed solution to salon air quality is A.526, which would ban the use of the “toxic trio” of chemicals (which the bill identifies as “toluene, dibutyl phthalates, and formaldehyde”) in nail polish and hardeners. He states this will “more equitably address the real root of the issue.” However, as addressed in other NAILS magazine articles, the notion of any nail product ingredients being “toxic” at the levels used is controversial in and of itself. The IMC does not provide any relief based on products or processes used, and Aerovex’s Cardarella notes, “It’s a misconception to tie odor level to the hazard level of the chemical. Odor is not an indicator of the hazard….[Banning specific chemicals in nail salons] is not an answer by itself. It’s a misconception to think this approach eliminates the need for proper and appropriate ventilation.”

To learn more about proposed NY State Assembly bill A.526 click here

Read Nails Magazine article “”Dust Up Over Nail Salon Air Quality

New Article From Nails Magazine, “Dust Up Over Nail Salon Air Quality” Explains The Ins and Outs of Nail Salon Ventilation Regulation

Understanding nail salon ventilation regulations can be a daunting task.  In an article published by Nails Magazine this month, “Dust Up Over Nail Salon Air Quality“, author Sree Roy goes over the ins and outs of nail salon ventilation, regulation and implementation.

Focusing on the spike in awareness in salon ventilation after a New York Times expose, the topic of proper ventilation is now coming to the forefront of conversation in both newly opening and currently operating nails salons.

To read this highly informative article head over to Nails Magazine.

The One That Works™ Wins Nails Magazine and Nailpro Magazine 2016 Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite Ventilation System!

A perennial favorite in the world of salon air purification, The One That Works™ Salon Air Purifier has won the 2016 Nails Magazine AND Nailpro Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for Favorite Ventilation System!

“The One That Works” Salon Air Purifier targets more than 350 pollutants including gases and odors from toxic chemicals and bacteria laden dusts currently found in nail & beauty salons.

“The One That Works” Salon Air Purifier does this by drawing polluted air in a 360 degree fashion through a bed of activated carbon, trapping chemical vapors and locking them away safely.

A “fountain flow” of clean air continuously circulates throughout the salon. “The One That Works” also uses a machine-washable dust filter that removes any residual dust from the air.

Operating well below conversational speech levels, The One That Works is used all over the world to keep salon air free of chemical vapor and dust.

To learn more about the award winning The One That Works™  visit Aerovex Systems

 

Introducing the New Heathy Air® Ceiling Mounted Chemical Source Capture System, Exclusively from Aerovex Systems

ELIMINATE “sensory irritation” (burning eyes, scratchy throats, headaches), odors, & the lingering visible chemical fume haze in the salon. End infighting between stylists that love keratin hair smoothing services, and those that don’t because of chemical sensitivity issues. Proper ventilation starts with removing & capturing formaldehyde or other hair chemical service vapors/fumes at the breathing zone of the stylist & client.

 

 

The new Healthy Air® ceiling mounted Hair Salon Chemical Source Capture System installed at Rogue Salon, NJ. allows “sensory irritation” free keratin hair smoothing services while freeing up valuable floor space. Protect the Breathing Zone of your stylists & clients. Buy (2) and double your keratin hair smoothing traffic & revenue.

To order, or for more information, call Aerovex Systems, 800-288-2023.

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Original Portable Chemical Source Capture System

NY State to Implement Stringent Ventilation Requirements Oct. 3rd!

“Nail salons, new and existing, will be required to have ventilation that complies with the 2015 International Mechanical Code, a voluntary standard set by the International Code Council, an organization that devises minimum safety standards for workplaces and other spaces. There are approximately 5,000 salons in New York State. Salons that do not comply risk fines and possible loss of their license.”

Read the full article from The New York Times

 

Lorri Ducharme, Owner of Prestige Nails in Dudley MA, Advocates Protecting NT Respiratory Health!

Lorri Ducharme, Owner of Prestige Nails, Dudley MA, Advocates Protecting NT Respiratory Health!

Lorri is a local advocate for making Massachusetts’ nail salons the healthiest and safest in the nation. Her mission includes helping teach nail technicians how to protect their breathing zone from inhalation exposure to nail vapors, dust & microorganisms with a professionally designed Healthy Air® nail source capture system.

Aerovex Systems is  proud to be working with both Lorri and Crystal Pike, owner, Safe Salon Supply, to raise awareness and to work together towards modifying & upgrading standards to protect the respiratory health of nail technicians.

Lorri has also always been an advocate for aseptic techniques and the best in sanitation for her clients. 

 Prestige Salon has the professional nail care industry status of “Medi-Nails Certification,” and  notes, currently they are the only such salon in Central Massachusetts to hold this respected distinction with a five-star rating.

Healthy Air® Nail Salon Source Capture Systems meet 2009, 2012 and 2015 IMC Code For Nail Salons

Meet IMC Source Capture Ventilation Code for Your Nail Salon!

Need to meet ventilation code for your nail salon?  Healthy Air® Nail Salon Source Capture systems have you covered!

For new nail salons, IMC code requires a source capture system capable of exhausting a minimum of 50 CFM per station with exhaust inlets located not more than 12 inches from the point of chemical application.

By capturing contaminants at the source with an adjustable flexible air intake, the Healthy Air® Nail Salon Source Capture system meets or exceeds the IMC requirement for source capture ventilation in the nail salon.

Also, the Healthy Air nail salon source capture systems can be attached to duct transition, directing the treated air out of the salon. 

By treating this outgoing air, Healthy Air source capture systems prevent nail dust from accumulating in ductwork that could result in fire hazards and stop contaminated air from re-entering the salon and/or causing problems with neighboring businesses.

 

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Yet another advantage of Healthy Air source capture systems for nail salons is the ability apply the clean air output for each system to the overall 0.6 CFM/ft2 that is required to exhaust from the overall salon air, saving energy and money (IMC 2015 Table 403.3.1.1 for Nail Salons b,h)

Attention Contractors!  Questions about nail salon ventilation codes?

View summary of IMC 2009, 2012 and 2015 ventilation codes for nail salons

View  IMC code adoption by state

Win a Free Healthy Air™ Nail Salon Source Capture System from Aerovex Systems, Healthy Air™, and Nail Talk Radio

WIN From Aerovex Systems & Healthy Air Inc.® – A Nail Salon Source Capture System with Healthy Air® Technology!

The Healthy Air® Nails Source Capture System with patented eHepa® technology is designed specifically to remove nail chemical vapors & dust at the source, protecting both the technician’s and client’s breathing zone.

Head over the contest page to sign up.  You can enter once a day until the contest is over!

But HURRY, the contest ends September 6th!  Good luck!

Introducing the Salon Finder from Aerovex Systems

Introducing the Salon Finder from Aerovex Systems!

This powerful tool showcases your hair and nail salons across the US.

Current clean air customers can login and add their profile to maximize your exposure, giving your company a brief overview of your salon information and air quality rating.

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This is a great way to get the word out to prospective clients in your area showing them that you have taken the appropriate measures to keep your salon air safe from dusts and chemical fumes and vapors.

Check out the Salon Finder today and create your salon profile!

Capture And Remove Airborne Microorganisms in Addition to Salon Vapors & Dust

While vapors & dust are the primary air pollutants nail salons are always most concerned with, airborne microorganism capture and removal should also be considered when implementing highly effective salon ventilation control measures.

The recently updated Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety’s updated “Guidelines For Controlling And Minimizing Inhalation Exposure To Nail Products” brochure refers to nail source capture systems with eHepa® technology as providing enhanced dust collection and vapor adsorption capability.

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Aerovex Systems distributes both Healthy Air® salon air purification & source capture systems which couple advanced eHEPA® technology with proven Enhanced Carbon Catalytic Filtration to treat contaminated air in a multi-stage process that captures and removes harmful molecular air pollutants and microscopic airborne particles, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), other hazardous gases and particulate, bacteria, virus, mold, fungi and odors.


Integrating a high energy field with traditional HEPA filtration, eHEPA® technology successfully overcomes limitations and inefficiencies associated with standard filters. The result is a truly effective air purification process that collects particles of the smallest size, including microorganisms, with high efficiency and at low pressure drop.

Healthy Air Compact Chemical Source Capture System


Furthermore, by applying a high energy field that generates active species that permeate through the filter media, eHEPA® not only captures but also destroys microorganisms at extremely high kill rates, thereby preventing the reproduction of these unwanted microbes on the filter surface which leads to re-contamination of the airflow.

To learn more on how to protect your health in the nail salon environment visit NMC Guidelines to  Minimizing Inhalation Exposure to Nail Products 

 

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